University of Edinburgh
 

Audiology Refresher 2

Presented in November, 2002

Evaluation Methods

Tests of hearing for speech

  • McCormick Toy Test
  • Word Lists
  • Sentences
  • FAAF

Feedback Questionnaires

  • Life
  • Child
  • LSQ
  • Peach/teach

Protocol for testing NHS DSP Hearing Aids away from the clinic

  • NOTE HOW THE HEARING AIDS HAVE BEEN SET - this information should be provided by the audiology department fitting the hearing aids
  • CARRY OUT A SUBJECTIVE LISTENING CHECK - NB use of attenuator
  • GENERATE BASELINE FREQUENCY RESPONSE CURVES (FRCs)
  • CHECK TOTAL HARMONIC DISTORTION (THD)
  • TROUBLESHOOT

JOINT WORKING PRACTICES

HEALTH TO EDUCATION

  • Use of particular features e.g. noise reduction/feedback management/directional microphones
  • Type of compression and output limiting circuits
  • Number of programmes in use and settings for each
  • Frequency response curves for 50dB, 65dB and 8dB input
  • Details of cny changes made to the hearing aids

EDUCATION TO HEALTH

  • Details of educational setting
  • Information on child's use of the hearing aids
  • Information on child's listening abilities in different listening situations
  • Use of FM radio hearing aid